Upon arrival into the UK, you must present a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa...Travel Health
There are no endemic diseases in the United Kingdom and no vaccinations are required to..Local Currency
British money is based on the decimal system – there are one hundred pence to each..Weather
The climate of the UK is best described as humid-temperate. The weather is notoriously..Local Customs
Most residents of the UK are friendly and polite and tolerant of visitors. The UK's..Languages
The UK has two official languages, English and Welsh. The latter is spoken only in Wales..Transport Options
International airports are located throughout all the countries that are part of the..Local Food
British food is famous for being on the unhealthy side, perhaps the most notable aspect..Local Timezones
In the winter months, Britain operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). However, British..Dutyfree Limits
Visitors over 18 can bring the following into the UK without paying duty: • 200..
London is the capital of England and Great Britain (comprising of Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland and England..East Midlands Information
East Midlands consists of the six counties of Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leisestershire, Northamptonshire..East of England Information
Just to the north of London, the region known as East of England is made up of Norfolk and Suffolk, Bedfodshire..England South East Information
South East England has something to offer everyone. Visitors can enjoy the relaxed settings of the many famous cities..England South West Information
Only an hour and a half away from London, the South West Region of England transports visitors into a world of superb..England's North Country Information
From the great heritage cities of York and Chester to the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall, National Parks and rugged..Heart of England Information
The Heart of England, also known as the West Midlands has several distinct and fascinating regions guaranteed to keep..INDEX OF ALL regions AND LOCATIONS
British money is based on the decimal system – there are one hundred pence to each pound. Coins have the values of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Notes have the values of £5, £10, £20 and £50. Scottish £1 notes are still in circulation in Scotland. If you are an EU citizen and travelling from within the EU you can bring in and take out bank notes, travellers' cheques, letters of credit etc. in any currency and up to any amount. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, post offices, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres.
ATMs and banks are in plentiful supply in most areas and banks can be used to change travellers cheques. Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro are also widely accepted. Although Scotland, Northern Island and Wales have different notes, they should be accepted throughout the UK as they have the same value and are all circulated by the Bank of England.
The UK has a Value Added Tax on most goods and services of 17.5% but there is speculation that it could rise to 20%. This is most commonly included in the displayed price except in the case of some larger items, however if the VAT is not included it should be clearly indicated in the display. When leaving the UK you may be able to claim back the VAT of some items upon departure however a reciept is required and you will need to fill out the appropriate forms.
Bath - the Roman city Learn everything about Bath from its historic landmarks like the Roman Baths and Pump Room to..Northumberland Information
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of castles; more are..Cambridgeshire Information
Start in the famous University city of Cambridge, noted for its historic colleges, museums, bookshops and punting...Cumbria The Lake District Information
From 16 sparkling lakes and England's highest mountains, to sheltered valleys, heather moorlands and salty seascapes..Oxfordshire Information
Oxfordshire is a rural retreat, known worldwide for its beauty, character and charm.It has a diverse mix of cities..Liverpool Information
Liverpool - discover a city of culture Learn everything about Liverpool from its historic landmarks like Albert Dock..Brighton Information
Brighton - a city by the sea Learn everything about Brighton from its historic landmarks like Brighton Pier and the..Greater Manchester Information
Manchester is a unique city, described as original, edgy and happening the city in the north of England is a mix of the..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS
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